Our "Indoor/Outdoor Membership Package" gives you two years to master whitewater kayaking at your own pace, and all without owning your own gear! We really care about helping everyone learn, including the "slow learners". Here's what you get when you purchase the "Winter Package":
Enjoy up to two years* of member benefits, including:
Each of our five courses is a building block for the next. Go as fast or as slow as your want over a two-year period, during which time you can practice at our free weekly practice nights. All equipment is provided (and it's all brand new each season). We take a hands-on approach to your learning, often standing in the water next to you and moving your body for you as you learn counter-intuitive skills. But the best part isn't our instruction; it's the friendly community of paddlers that we've developed over the years. Make life-long friends and paddling buddies and discover an entirely new world, just 20 minutes outside D.C. Our friendly, non-intimidating approach has helped make us the top whitewater program in the region, and many of our students claim that this was their best decision since moving to DC! See individual course descriptions below.
Test your new whitewater skills and learn responsible group management, as you spend four hours running and playing in the class II-III Mather Gorge section of the Potomac. We'll climb up to the top of the gorge, view and name the major rapids, learn river communication skills and discuss strategy. You'll begin to understand how to read water and pick good lines through a rapid. Each wide-eyed student will take turns paddling from point to point under the watchful eye of an instructor shadowing your every move. It's an experience you will never forget. Be ready! (Pick from multiple dates offered to attend one lesson.)
2024 Dates (Choose one)
Includes : Kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, skirt and helmet.
Important : Students must be on time at the correct location and fully prepared to participate.
Location (link) : Angler's Lot, Potomac, MD
Time : 7:00 AM or 12:00 PM
Duration : 4 hours
Class Ratio : 3:1
*Completion of the WW 104 course marks your "graduation" from the program and the conclusion of equipment rental and use benefits - but you can still come to coached weeknight practices indefinitely with your own kayak and gear! May and November dates weather dependent.